Trip hammer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trip hammer A tilt hammer.
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Usage

In literature:

She laughed a low, mellow laugh that set my heart beating to the tune of a trip-hammer.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
There is no noise but an underhum of revolving shafts and the smothered thud of trip hammers.
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864" by Various
Jacques' heart was beating like a trip hammer.
"Fighting in France" by Ross Kay
The hard striking of the metal had the effect of a trip-hammer on his brain.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
All of them watched, with their hearts beating like trip-hammers, so excited had the sudden hope made them.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
His head was lowered, and his great hoofs pounded the ground like trip-hammers.
"Southern Stories" by Various
You can't break 'em with a trip hammer.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Jerry's heart beat like a trip-hammer.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Oh for a man to weld it then, in one trip-hammer strain, Till even first-class passengers could tell the meanin' plain!
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
Celine declared that she was growing more fevered every moment, and as for her pulse, it was like a trip-hammer.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
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In news:

"He taught me all I know," Kellerman said as he flipped the switch on the trip hammer to demonstrate his blacksmithing technique on a plowshare.
San Francisco hammered visiting St Louis 9-0 in last night's seventh game of the National League Championship Series to earn a second trip to the Fall Classic in three years.
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